Zalman ZM-VE300 - The Virtual ODD

Zalman ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 External Drive Case Review

Zalman ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 External Drive Case Zalman is probably most widely known for their cooling products but they also have quite a few other product lines that cover quite a few categories, including storage. In that realm, they have quite a useful little tool with their ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 external drive case. As the …more

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Crucial M550 512GB SSD

Crucial M550 512GB SSD Review

We Marvel At Marvell – Crucial M550 SSD In the face of increasingly stout competition, Crucial has again put their faith in a Marvell controller to power their latest flagship drive. Marvell hasn’t had the fastest SSD controllers in the past and was often left on the sidelines with many manufacturers favoring parts from Indilinx, …more

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WD My Cloud EX2

WD My Cloud EX2 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS Review

WD Adds 2-Bay NAS Server To Personal Cloud Series WD’s Personal Cloud Storage devices aimed at home network-attached storage (NAS) users has been steadily growing since the My Cloud was first announced in October 2013. WD followed that up with a 4-Bay model called the My Cloud EX4 in November 2013 for those that were looking …more

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Matsunichi's Low Cost 500GB External Drive

Matsunichi 500GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive Review

Matsunichi 500GB USB 3.0 Portable External Drive Have you ever heard of consumer electronics company called Matsunichi? Matsunichi was established in 1993 in Hong Kong, China and since 2012 they have been slowly moving into the US market with low cost tablets, streaming media players and storage drives. Believe it or not you can find …more

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Vertex 460

OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SSD Review

The Last Vertex SSD Ever? This is the first new drive we’ve received from OCZ since they filed for bankruptcy and were subsequently bought by Toshiba. It carries the storied Vertex name but given the company transition, does this mean that this will be the last Vertex drive ever? Not according to our friends at …more

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VisionTek mSATA

VisionTek 120GB mSATA SSD Review

VisionTek Gets In On The mSATA Trend The mSATA rush is officially on as desktop PC usage plummets and laptops, especially ultra-portables are the hot sellers. These devices are cramming more and more hardware into an ever shrinking space so why use a 2.5″ x 1/4″ drive when you can use an mSATA drive that’s …more

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VisionTek Data Fusion 2-way PCIe SSD

VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD 240GB Review

VisionTek Goes RAIDing The PCIe Bus It’s been quite some time since we had a look at a PCIe based SSD. In fact, it was all the way back in October of 2011 when we tested the OCZ RevoHybrid drive which was the last of a handful of PCIe drives from OCZ that we had …more

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Western Digital My Cloud

Western Digital My Cloud 2TB NAS Review

Western Digital My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage Today we take a look at Western Digital’s My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage, an external hard drive system that connects to your home network and can be access from the internet via a PC, smartphone, or tablet just like a cloud base service. The WD My Cloud is …more

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WD Black2 Hybrid Drive

WD Black² Dual-Drive 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Hybrid Review

Western Digital Doubles The Pleasure Ever since the emergence of Solid-State Drives, there’s been a conundrum facing laptop users in regards to storage options. Storage could be fast, large capacity, or low price – pick two of the three. We’ve seen hybrid drives that mesh SSDs with HDDs using a caching method to boost performance …more

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Vantec IDE/SATA To USB 3.0 Adapter

Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter Review

Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter All storage drives fail at some point and there is likely a situation where you wanted to connect a drive to your computer to work on, but couldn’t easily do so. Vantec came up with a nifty little product called the Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter  (part number CB-ISATAU2) …more

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LSI SandForce SF-3700

LSI SandForce Announces Next Generation SF3700 SSD Controller

Introducing the SF3700 Family It’s been a little over three years since we’ve seen a new controller from LSI SandForce and that was before the acquisition of SandForce by LSI. A number of competitors have released controllers that have really ratcheted up the competition so it’s high time LSI answered the call. That answer comes …more

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WD My Cloud EX4 8TB

WD My Cloud EX4 8TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS Review

WD’s First 4-Bay NAS Server Western Digital’s My Cloud network-attached storage devices are great for storing your data, but they are single-bay devices that can’t offer capacity benefits or mind assuring redundancy of having a RAID array for your data. Millions of people around the world have relied on single-bay or single-drive devices to backup …more

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OCZ Vector 150 - Barefoot 3 with 19nm NAND

OCZ Vector 150 240GB SSD Review

OCZ Attempts To Vector Back It was this time last year that we wrote about our affinity for the then brand new Vector series drive from OCZ which flaunted their homegrown Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 controller. We had high praise not only for the performance but also for OCZ’s persistence with their Indilinx acquisition made …more

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Kingston SMS200S3/120G mSATA SSD

Kingston mS200 120GB mSATA SSD Review

Kingston SSDNow mS200 120GB SMS200S3/120G Now that mSATA drives are really starting to grow in popularity, we are seeing more models pop up from various SSD manufacturers. Kingston has the latest one we’ve received powered by a SandForce controller paired with Toshiba NAND. The SSDNow mS200 line is part of their ‘System Builders’ series which …more

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